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Phew! I'm back home and recuperated from a FUN, FUN, FUN weekend away with my girlfriends at Ready, Set, Create.  

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photo credit: Stephanie Mehlem

I have a lot of projects to share with you and I figured the easiest and quickest way to do it is to whip up a video, so here you go:

 

 

 If As I finish up projects I'll post them here on my blog.  :)

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disclaimer: I was in NO WAY compensated for writing this article, opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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More Circle Journaling!

Here's the rest of the pages I did this past week.  These are also for the set of Circle Journals my girlfriends and I are doing. 

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For these pages we had to answer the following questions:

  • What's your favorite color?
  • What is your favorite animal?
  • What is your favorite body of water?
  • If you were in a white room with NO windows and NO doors how would your feel?

We had to answer each of these describing at least 3 feelings.


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I ended up answering the questions in a little matchbook and inserted it in the page protector. I just used my craft knife to add slits to the plastic so I could pull the cover and page inserts through.
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Inside the matchbook...
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This was fun to do.  I've been doing so many pocket pages when I scrapbook that it was fun to do full pages.  

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Pocket Pages: Guilty Pleasures

I actually scrapbooked this week! Woo-hoo! 

Now, I will be the first to admit that these are not super guilty pleasures...they are more like some of my favorite things.  I mean, how can tacos be wrong?!

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This pages are for the continuing set of Circle Journals my girlfriends and I are doing.  I added an extra page...I have a lot of "pleasures"!

Here's the front...my pups!

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And here's the back...just some of my favorite arts and crafts.
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And here's the final page...my favorite scrapbooking snack: peanut butter filled pretzels and mini M&Ms....Lappert's Mango Sorbet (I get it whenever I'm in Hawaii)...Coffee, of course...and Hugo's Tacos!  

And I love traveling...whether by foot, by air, or by boat!

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Also, in this Circle Journal there's a check-in page...so here's what I made for it.

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disclaimer: this post contains links to places I love, I'm NOT being paid to tell you about them!  :)

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Family Reunion

It was so neat to go out to Montana for our family reunion.  It was both my niece's & my first time there and we both really loved it for the beauty of the people and nature.

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photo credit: Rosa Freedman

While there had been other big Lincoln Family reunions in the past, this was the first one that I've been able to attend. It was really cool to finally meet people that I'd heard stories about growing up and also the ones I had no clue I was related to.  To just be sitting there talking with someone and realize that they had the same green eyes as you was really cool!! (I don't think I've ever been in the same room as so many green eyed people before!)

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photo credit: Ric Tieman

The day before the actual reunion a lot of us met up at the Lincoln Family barn at the Museum of the Rockies for a group pic. Hello bright Montana sun!!

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A BIG thanks to all the family that worked so hard to put this all together and to everyone who attended.  We are so thankful for the new relationships & connections formed!

 PS - For those who follow my blog for art and missed it...here's the art journal post I did on being a Lincoln.

 

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The Documented Life Project - Featured Artist

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I'm honored to be this week's featured artist for Art to the 5th's the Documented Life Project 2015.

 

This weeks challenge is using ephemera: old maps, letters, tickets and more and the prompt is Life…with a history and it goes along perfectly with what's happening in my life this week...we're at the Lincoln Family Reunion! For those of you that don't know me in real life, my maiden name is Lincoln and I share an ancestor with Abraham Lincoln.

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I created THIS VIDEO of the whole process I used to do these art journal pages:

 

 

 

The main steps I did were...

1. Use spray ink and stencils for the background.

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2. Create my own Abraham Lincoln stencil using my ScanNCut & used it on my page.

Abraham Lincoln Stencil

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3. Glued down some meaningful ephemera.

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4. Journaling

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5. Adding finishing touches with Faber-Castell Gelatos® and water soluble crayons.

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If you're curious about my previous guest artist post for Art to the 5th check it out HERE.

You can find more info on Art to the 5th at: The Art to the 5th Academy and on Instagram: #documentedlife

 

Supplies

 

 

 

 

 

Brother Sewing ScanNCut Cutting Machine Draw CM250

 

Brother ScanNCut Standard Mat 12 x 12 inch

 

C-Thru Blank Stencil Material pack of 3 (9in x 12in)

 

DecoArt DASK279 Crafter's Acrylics Home Décor Brights Sample Pack

 

DecoArt DASK278 Crafter's Acrylics Primary Sample Pack

 

Designing W/Gelatos Colors Kit-

 

OHTO Fude 1.5mm Ballpoint Pen, Black (CFR-150FB-Black)

 

Ranger TCW-TIM-29687 Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash Dye Spray, Red Pepper, 2-Ounce

 

Tim Holtz -Set 1 - Blossom, Flourish, Lace, Wildflower & Valentine -

 

Reeves Water Soluble Wax Pastels, Set of 48

 

Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layered Stencil, 4.125 by 8.5-Inch, Stars

 

Jenni Bowlin Studio - Bingo Place Cards - Whimsy

 

Metal File Tabs by Tim Holtz Idea-ology

disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.

Other sponsors: Deco Arts, Faber Castell...I receive products from both of these companies and the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from this link it won't cost you a penny more but I make a little bit of money to keep this site up and running (not enough for a pony).

 

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